Bill Tarkulich


Lexington, Massachusetts                                                                         







Lexington, Massachusetts                                                                        




Accomplished global product manager with strong execution skills.  Leads small teams to rapidly bring products to market without reliance on complex corporate processes.  Agile Product Owner for multiple development projects.  Identifies product requirements by building strong customer and partner relationships.  Customer advocate throughout product lifecycle. 



Senior Product Manager, HP Hyper Converged Systems                                        2013-2016

A Hyper Converged system is a software-defined infrastructure with tightly coupled compute, networking, storage and virtualization components.  It reduces IT manpower requirements, unifies policies, provides optimized scalability and is virtualization-ready.


Responsible for VMware-based Hyper Converged, Intel/Linux based HC250/380 virtualized systems for the enterprise market. Introduced scalable, software-defined products in the early adopter product phase.



Senior Product Manager, HP EVO:RAIL                                                                     2013-2014

Led worldwide introduction and lifecycle management for the hyper converged EVO:RAIL system to target small and mid-sized businesses.  Partnered with VMware.


Senior Product Manager, HP OneView Converged System Mgt.                             2012-2013

Original member of a new, autonomous Converged System group of 200 people.  Drove requirements, evangelized and oversaw lifecycle of an efficient, automated management interface to drive down customer operational expense.



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Product Manager, HP Superdome Servers                                                                2011-2012

Responsible for HP Superdome hardware business, including requirements, investments and lifecycle management.



Program Manager, HP Utility Computing                                                                   2008-2011

Led pay-per-use and Instant Capacity programs, consisting of engineering, operational IT, and HP Financial Services offerings, to provide alternate customer financing options.



Sales Program Manager, HP High Performance Computing                                      2004-2007



Project Manager, Compaq                                                                                             1998-2004



Software Development, Apollo Computer & Others                                                Early career




Master of Business Administration, Northeastern University, MA

Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering Rochester Institute of Technology, NY




Pragmatic Marketing Level III Certification


Last Updated: August, 2016


My Wish for a Better World

Saying hello!  We’re all in this together, and acknowledging one another is a custom we must not lose.

By David Roach  |      January 13, 2013 , The Boston Globe

WHEN I WAS A BOY, my father would take my brother and me for a swim in the lake in the town where I now live. Then it was a farming community of about 3,500. Today it is a commuting community of about 10,500. From my boyhood spot in the back seat of the two-toned 1957 Chevy, I noticed how my father would wave to other drivers we passed as we made our way to the lake. Most would respond with a simple wave. Others would raise the four fingers curved around the top of the steering wheel as their acknowledgment; some would raise a finger to the brim of their baseball hat.

When we’d turn the corner at the top of the long hill that led to the lake, we would pass a farmhouse where an elderly couple would be sitting on the porch. Make sure you wave, my father would say. And we did, and they would always wave back.

Now, I travel other country roads in that same town as I take my evening walk. I do my best to sustain the custom I learned as a boy but must confess to mixed results. Although most drivers return my wave, many appear to do so begrudgingly, seeming almost embarrassed, as if they’re not quite sure what to make of this guy whom they do not know walking down the road and waving to them.

I wonder what has happened to cause the devolution of our local custom. It seems no longer enough to acknowledge as we pass that we share the same fine evening, the still unspoiled tree-lined roads, the clear, crisp autumn air. It seems rather this acknowledgment is something for which we must qualify — that it is no longer enough to realize that time is short and we might as well be kind.

My first teaching job was in Battery Park High School in rural South Carolina. My students were the poorest in the state, among the poorest in the country, but they were rich in tradition and spirit. One such tradition came from the deep resources of their faith and their music — the oratorical device call-and-response, in which the preacher declares and the congregation responds. At Battery, teachers would begin an early class by declaring, “It’s a great day,” and the students would respond: “And a righteous morning.” I, too, would do this on occasion, on particularly fine Carolina mornings, and when I did, the response was always bounteous, always joyful.

Now I teach a seminar to undergraduates on education policy on Tuesday evenings. I am always the first to arrive for the opening class of the semester so that I can say hi or hello or good evening to each student as he or she enters the room. They are caught off guard, as if they would much prefer that I focus on shuffling papers on the table in front of me, head down, waiting for the bell to ring.

There are no bells on Tuesday evenings. Resourcefully, my students conjure up awkward responses, knowing that manners require something in return and that I am, after all, the guy who will one day issue them a grade. By the third or fourth week, however, something shifts and they become the first to say hi. I see this as a hopeful sign.

I believe it is not good if we become so self-absorbed and harried that we fail to acknowledge one another’s presence — our common interest in a good day, a fine sunset, and a better tomorrow. We are on this journey together, and the journey is short. While we are on it, we should say hi to our fellow travelers.

It is a great day and a righteous morning.


My Passions


ACE Ski and Board Club 

Sterling Ski Club


White Mountain National Forest - U. S. Forest Service

Baxter State Park

Other Stuff in My Life

Grahm Junior College

Rochester Institute of Technology

Northeastern University


My Ancestral Village, Zboj and Nova Sedlica, Slovakia